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by D Winsor
Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine information MAK M332
Replies: 12
Views: 9691

Re: Engine information

What kind of info are you looking for? The Mak 6M332 engine is a simple turbo charged 4 stroke inline 6 cylinder engine. There are few things to look out for but nothing too complicated. The instruction manuals have procedures on how to carry out routine maintenance and repairs The biggest problem I...
by D Winsor
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: The last Rivet!
Replies: 9
Views: 5150

Re: The last Rivet!

That's like why something you are looking for is always in the last place you look! :)
by D Winsor
Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Water and oil
Replies: 10
Views: 5248

Re: Water and oil

There are a couple of possible causes for this.
Grease forced into the water system caused by over aggressive greasing of the domestic water pump packing glands.
Oil or grease coming from pump bearings
by D Winsor
Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Problem solving
Replies: 17
Views: 9683

Re: Problem solving

Was there a cross connection between the General Service or Ballast system and the Fuel System tied into the Aft Peak Line? It was a common practice to pump water into empty fuel tanks, especially double bottoms, to help improve vessel stability and reduce the risk of explosion, through such a cross...
by D Winsor
Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: CAT Problem
Replies: 21
Views: 7476

Re: CAT Problem

Sounds like there may be a leaking Pre-combustion Chamber. This will put combustion gas into the cooling system which would lead to overheating.
by D Winsor
Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Algoport Sinking
Replies: 2
Views: 2738

Algoport Sinking

From http://www.boatnerd.com News Channel 9/7 The Algoport broke in half and sank overnight in heavy seas while under tow to China. The vessel was encountering rough seas from Tropical Storm Dujuan that had passed near the vessel's position. The tow was about one week away from its destination and t...
by D Winsor
Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: A Little Electrical One
Replies: 9
Views: 4493

Re: A Little Electrical One

Was the cable to the magnetic pickup checked to insure it had enough slack to allow for engine travel as the engine rocked on the residual mounts without momentarily disconnecting from the connector plug or a loose conductor in the cable? Was the clearance on the main bearings and thrust bearing che...
by D Winsor
Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: A Little Electrical One
Replies: 9
Views: 4493

Re: A Little Electrical One

I was assuming that the governor was electronic, Woodward 2301, EGCP-3 or similar with an electrical actuator over hydraulic governor
The Electronic governor would monitor both engine rpm and buss frequency and would send a signal to the actuator to maintain the off line engine at synchronous speed.
by D Winsor
Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: A Little Electrical One
Replies: 9
Views: 4493

Re: A Little Electrical One

I believe the auto synchronization control for the alternator remained active and the engine was reacting, via the governor speed control, to variations in buss frequency as the load changed on the other 2 engines.
by D Winsor
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fittings and Threads
Replies: 11
Views: 6496

Re: Fittings and Threads

If these cocks are on a Hastie Steering Gear or a British built boiler they are most likely British Standard Pipe or Whit worth Thread. The TPI on these threads are similar to Standard Pipe and bolt threads but are cut at 55 deg as opposed to 60 deg on standard North American and Metric Threads
by D Winsor
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: 4th Wages
Replies: 4
Views: 5298

Re: 4th Wages

At Algoma & ULS pay is by the hour with no paid leave, range $20.00 - $22.00
Algoma Engineers are members of the CMOU and ULS Engineers are members of the CMSG
by D Winsor
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: SIU and Engineers
Replies: 7
Views: 4824

Re: SIU and Engineers

The Canadian SIU is affiliated with the American Union.
The Canadian Merchant Service Guild is also attempting to gain enough support to represent the "Lakes" Engineers
There are a good number engineers on the Lakes that were members of the SIU prior to becoming engineers
by D Winsor
Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Piston - may you rest in pieces
Replies: 2
Views: 2846

Re: Piston - may you rest in pieces

Looks as if there was a loss of piston cooling oil, resulting in an overheated and cracked crown which allowed oil to enter the cylinder (Note pieces missing from between the ring grooves). I experienced a similar failure on a Fairbanks Morse piston as the result of a loss of piston cooling caused b...
by D Winsor
Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Foreign tanker companies
Replies: 12
Views: 12132

Re: Foreign tanker companies

Did you try Algoma Tankers out of St. Catharines ON and Groupe Desgagnes.
Desgagnes just took over Rigel Tankers (Jade Star Diamond Star & Emerald Star) out of Shediac NB
by D Winsor
Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: U.S. - New EPA Discharge Permit Proposals October 2008
Replies: 3
Views: 3272

Re: U.S. - New EPA Discharge Permit Proposals October 2008

For further information on this and how it will affect the Great Lakes follow this link http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/green/Co ... onal_.html